March 1, 2012 11:39am
|My, my, do we have a problem. His presentation of "new ideas" such as algae use for fuel generation - so do we just park at the pump and wait for that technology to develop? Instant everything! When the guy shuts down gulf drilling, won't allow drilling in Alaska government lands, won't put a pipe line from our biggest importing source(Canada), what is he saying? He wants to push his green agenda until we go over the cliff! And keep the import line from mid-eastern oil wide open. What does it take for congress to convene for an investigation, like the good old days? As far as energy sources, we are choking on the amount of natural gas coming out of the Eagle Ford work to the point of shutting gas wells in, it is one of the cleanest forms of fuel, excellent for replacing some of the coal burning power plants, and we don't want to do that either. Trucks are coming from all over to transport oil, but no emphasis on pipelines or local refineries. It is his way or the highway - he needs to hit the road and we need to get someone to start steering the ship back on course. Alternative fuels are great, and research needs to continue, but walking is not a good alternative means of transportation until someone comes up with a better silver bullet. Use our own fossil fuels, encourage conservation, use natural gas, go back to feeding corn to animals, refine our own produced oil (some of it on our own doorstep being transported away from the US), proceed with caution on nuclear, moderately on wind, solar energy unless technology improves. If there was a way to harnass all the BS freely flowing out of Washington, we could lead the world in exporting energy. Let our trading partners, like Canada, help us out by at least providing a pipeline! Building a pipeline is not exactly new technology, unless we stop everything because of perceived environmental concerns.